Board Games for Learning Numbers and Other Skills

Children need to start learning about numbers at an early age and an easy way to introduce numeracy is through the use of board games.

Children love to play board games. It is not just about turn taking and having fun, educators and parents can use board games for learning numbers and many other skills. Did you know that mathematical performance is strongly associated with later mathematics and reading achievement? Children need to start learning about numbers at an early […]

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September 2020 FREE Student Calendars

This blank and traceable calendars bundle 2020-2021, created by school-based Occupational Therapist Thia Triggs, provides differentiated instruction and practice of numeral formations through participating in functional tasks – making calendars. 

Calendar skills are an important skill that young children learn in the classroom. It helps them to learn about the days of the weeks, months, numbers, counting, grouping, and so much more! Sometimes though it can be hard since children have varying levels of abilities. Perhaps some can write the numbers with ease and others […]

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Fine Motor Skills and Math

Fine motor skills and math abilities in children have been investigated by researchers to determine their associations with one another.

Fine motor skills and math abilities in children have been investigated by researchers to determine their associations with one another. Do fine motor skill abilities effect the development of math skills? Is the development of math skills associated with fine motor skill development? Fine Motor Skills as a Predictor of Math Skills One study examined […]

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Self-Regulation and Math

The researchers concluded that explicit small-group interventions focused on magnitude understanding of fractions, with embedded self-regulation instruction can help improve fraction outcomes and building student's growth mindset, goal setting, planning, and perseverance.

Many students with learning disabilities struggle to learn math concepts.  A recent study on self-regulation and math explored interventions with and without an embedded self-regulation component for teaching third-grade students at risk for mathematics disabilities about fractions. Methodology of the Study on Self-Regulation and Math The lessons on fractions focused on magnitude understanding and word […]

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Relationship Between Motor Proficiency, Math, and Reading

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health published a research review on the relationship between motor proficiency, math, and reading in school-aged children and adolescents.  Previous research indicated that there are positive associations between physical activity, cognition, and academic performance in children. This review investigated which factors influence the relationship between motor proficiency, math, […]

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Interceptive Timing, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Academic Skills in Children

Interceptive Timing, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Academic Skills in Children

Interceptive Timing, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Academic Skills in Children Psychological Science recently published research on interceptive timing, eye-hand coordination, and academic skills in children.  The study collected objective measures of interceptive timing, general motor skills, and national standardized academic attainment from 309 school children ages 5 through 11. What is interceptive timing? Interceptive timing is your sensory […]